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Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) at Leave-taking

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This Megalynarion is sung at Liturgy at the Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Magnify, O my soul . . .  Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is Glory only at the Aposticha at Vespers on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Today hast thou manifested on Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."

Transfiguration, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on August 6th for the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name."

Transfiguration, Communion Hymn

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Lord, in the light of the glory of thy face shall we walk . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This Megalynarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "For with Thee is the fountain of life . . . ."

Transfiguration, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Son of God, who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor . . . ."

Transfiguration, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, Christ took Peter, James and John . . . ."

Transfiguration, Stichera at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord

These stichera are sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast called from on high."  "Before thy venerable Cross . . . ."

Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

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Katabasiae

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

Transfiguration, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . .  All ears are alarmed . . . ."

Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Katabasiae

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.

Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is Exaposteilarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Original Melody:  "O changeless Light . . . ."

Transfiguration, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This Idiomelon is sung on August 6th, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O thou holy One who hast sanctified the whole universe . . . ."

Transfiguration, Aposticha and Glory/Both now (Doxastikon)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the Aposticha, Glory & Both now sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, he who spoke to Moses . . . Today hast thou manifest on Tabor . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This Glory is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou didst prefigure thy Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."

Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Transfiguration of our Lord

These stichera are sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou wast transfigured before thy Crucifixion, O Lord . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "The hosts of Israel, having passed the Red Sea . . . ."  (For August 1st & 6th, see the "Cross, Katabasiae" in the Katabasiae Group.)

Pentecost, O heavenly King

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Pentecost

This hymn of "O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth . . ." is sung on the Feast of Pentecost at three places:  1) as the 3rd stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers; 2) after "Have mercy upon me" after Psalm 50 in Orthros; and 3) as the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises in Orthros.  This music has Western and Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Communion Hymn

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Pentecost

The Communion Hymn sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness."

Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pentecost

This Megalynarion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Mother that hath known no man . . . ."

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